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Overview

The most prestigious lending institutions entrust Zwicker & Associates, P.C. to protect their legal interests throughout the country. Zwicker & Associates P.C. is a national creditors rights law firm headquartered in Massachusetts whose focus on ethics, compliance, and assertive representation of our clients’ interests makes us the industry leader in debt collection. Since our founding in 1991, Zwicker has carefully expanded its operations to include 38 offices and over 900 employees across the country.  Zwicker represents original lenders and provides a wide range of services in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial collections, consumer collections, and litigation.

 

Zwicker is seeking a candidate with exemplary leadership, communication, organizational and litigation skillsets to join our team.  We seek out candidates whose diverse skills, backgrounds, and experiences enable the Zwicker team to collaboratively innovate and excel in performance. We encourage and provide lifelong learning and training opportunities for our team members, with the goal of building a strong foundation and successful future with us. We strive to promote from within, offering excellent career advancement opportunities for high achievers.

 

Zwicker is presently seeking a Managing Attorney with experience in civil litigation experience in a fast-paced environment to lead the team in our Tempe, Arizona office. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader, proven to be a successful motivator of people and manager of processes. Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities are required. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, a self-starter, detail oriented, and driven to perform. The ability to utilize spreadsheets to organize and analyze data is a requirement.

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage assigned portfolio of accounts to effectively achieve client goals and protect client and Z&A interests
  • Implement, manage and improve litigation processes – within the framework identified by Z&A executive management staff – to most efficiently achieve all goals and responsibilities
  • Create and revise standard operating procedures and forms
  • Supervise, train and assign duties and responsibilities to the litigation staff
  • Liaise with the Litigation Operations and Audit departments to insure compliance with client expectations, firm policies, and local/state regulations, and remediating/resolving any identified compliance issues.  
  • Training associate attorneys and staff on operating procedures and processes.
  • Enforcing production and performance expectations for all staff and attorneys in the site.
  • Review and execute legal pleadings, motions, etc.
  • Send and respond to correspondence from opposing counsel, pro se parties, corporate office, litigation members and courts
  • Zealously advocate for client interests in motion practice hearings and trials, in person and telephonically when permitted
  • Draft specific pleadings, motions, responses, discovery, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate account and case documentation and document retention via RMS notes, statuses case files and electronic storage, in compliance with the State Bar requirements, Court Rules and Z&A standards. Comply with all applicable standard operating procedures as directed by executive management
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • The successful candidate will manage litigation operations, staff, and associate attorneys working through the portfolio of assigned accounts/cases for designated states. Effective mentorship of associate attorneys in the practice of law is essential. Training on, monitoring of, and enforcement of production and compliance requirements for all staff is required. Representation of clients in civil litigation matters and negotiations, as well as drafting and approving legal documents and pleadings will be routine. The successful candidate will advise clients and firm management of state specific laws, rules, and regulatory issues as related to the assigned portfolio of accounts or other litigation related matters.

       

Qualifications

 

  • Civil litigation experience in a high volume environment
  • Debt collections experience preferred
  • Previous management experience preferred
  • High level of professionalism
  • Degree: JD
  • Membership in Arizona as an attorney qualified to practice law
  • Strong commitment to ethics and compliance standards
  • Collaborative team player
  • Fluency in Excel
  • Strong computer skills

Physical Qualifications

 

  • Be able to lift 5 lbs. or greater                                                                                                                    
  • Be able to sit 90% of the work day at times                                                                                                         
  • Be able to bend at the waist and be mobile when needed                                                                           
  • Be able to read and comprehend position-specific documents and correspondence       
  • Be able to communicate in a common language with (or to) individuals or groups verbally and/ or in writing                                              
  • Be able to travel occasionally when needed by the most efficient means of transportation
  • Be able to operate a computer, phone and/or equivalent devices                                                           
  • Be able to complete a minimum of a 40 hour flexible workweek schedule

 

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.                   

 

Zwicker & Associates, P.C. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.  If you wish to seek an accommodation regarding the requirements of this position, please inform Human Resources Management.

 

This is a full time, full benefit position. Benefit package includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, long term disability insurance, life insurance, compensated time off, paid holidays and 401K with match.

 

No Phone Calls, No Agencies, EOE, Drug free workplace.

 

Please review our Applicant Privacy Notice:

http://www.zwickerpc.com/job-applicant-privacy-notice/

 

 

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Min

USD $95,000.00/Yr.

Max

USD $120,000.00/Yr.

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